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of the deaths of 20 children in newtown. cnn reports from bridgeport, connecticut, which is holding the biggest gun buy-back in its ift. r >> reporter: william porter said he's done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we were out shopping, and we heard it in the store. she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> okay. how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in kondz's most populous city, pat of bridgeport's largest gun buy-back ever. with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has the potential to kill our children. >> more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days and are expected to be melted down. with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buy-backs like this one make a dent? >> these guns could have created victims, and we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through breaking into people's houses and grabbing gun
in maryville bridgeport now both have the largest increase in shootings during 2012 residents there need help desperately so superintendent gary mccarthy went from tv station to a tv station today and he said he believes it starts with leadership and hopes it will work because overall crime may be down by 30 percent in chicago but homicides are up. he recently ran the department's gang investigation division and recently he got the task of tackling the ninth 27 years of experience he is focusing on 12 ginks' specifically he is going back to the basics in t is excited about it. >> i plan to utilize the context i have made with different federal entities and i have some friends over there in organized crime and i plan to try to tap into anything we can to pass this down and to make a safer place homicides have been on the rise all year. the future will be handled it differently from here on out. the police are going to treat to gain funerals as a gang of bandits. we have more officers per capita than any large city in this country more than new york, los angeles philadelphia so it's not how ma
spending, bridgeport, hartford, new haven of $270 million. that would have put 10,000 teachers and support personnel at risk where they aren't graduating 40% of the kids already. >> one of the things, when you add pressure to austerity, it starts to come down. it's the political constituencies with the least power that get snapped. >> oftentimes the groups that have been purt most in the recession or haven't seen their income grow over the last 20, 30 years. what's important is that, i think there comes the realization that one solution of just cutting taxes, clearly to help move an economy forward, you have to think through what is going to help the economy. the idea of austerity, make people lose jobs. it's going to help the economy. in the long run, it's going to be positive for your state. governors see it more quickly and are dealing with it. i'm hoping it becomes more of the talking point across the country. when dealing with a deficit or dealing with looking at issues of raising revenue, what you are trying to do is what will help move the economy forward. when you understand the co
nine cases to verdict. he has served as counsel to the bridgeport roman catholic diocese in first amendment matters. i've worked with him personally in a professional capacity when i was attorney general of the state of connecticut. i know him as someone who will do justice and love mercy, and he is a man whom we can be proud to support today, i am proud to support him. i thank president obama for nominating him and the chairman of the judiciary committee, patrick leahy, for his leadership on our committee in making sure that he had a hearing and he had a vote and now this vote here. i want thank also our ranking member, senator grassley, for his graciousness in stating that he would support him and my hope is the united states district court of connecticut, which faces a backlog now, will have the good fortune to have remaining vacancies filled at the earliest possible date by lawyers as eminently qualified as soon-to-be judge michael shea. i thank this body for approving him in advance and i yield the floor. and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk
, california, into trust for the benefit of the bridgeport indian colony. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered or on which the vote incurs objection under clause 6 of rule 20. record votes on postponed questions will be taken later. for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. chaffetz: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4053 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 509, h.r. 4053, a bill to intensify efforts to identify, prevent, and recover payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse within federal spending. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from utah, mr. chaffetz, and the gentleman from new york, mr. towns, each will control 20 men's. the chair recognizes the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempo
in 3000 block of bridgeport court. >> a party save three people were killed were couple and a four year old granddaughter. >> san jose police officer will help with rescue efforts was one of the three people transported to area hospitals after suffering smoke inhalation. >> michael crabtree caught touchdown passes of 49 is 7 yds and finished with career high one under 72 yds, leading this effort cisco 49 a to a second straight nfc west title with a 27-13 victory over arizona cardinals on sunday. >> called a cabinet of a cam slow start to throw for a career best to attend is a charge and two touchdowns as the niners did their part to control the postseason picture is based minnesota knocking off green bay, the 49ers grabbed second seed in the nsc and earn the coveted by week. >> 49ers will not know that play into up to the wild card round of the playoff. >> also the last game of the raiders' season for the oakland raiders but not as happy of unending as for the 49ers. >> they lost to the san diego chargers 24-21. a late rally by oakland coming up just short. >> the raiders since the seas
. a parent describing a trip in an automobile from bridgeport to newtown racing to get there to see whether their child was alive and survived. and the joy when they were able to see their kids and the complete and utter despair when your child was not one of the kids who came out. and chris murphy and dick blumenthal and elizabeth este, our colleagues, were there. these first responders who came on the scene and prevented the loss of more lives deserve our unending thanks. the great coordination by our state police and local police, everything that transpired, all of the volunteers that participated, the teachers, the professionalism that they exhibited, the execution of a drill that they had been through time and again. as rosa talked about, the principal and the teacher who sheltered her children and gave her own life. these are difficult things. as chris has so eloquently said, we're seeking answers and know that we must move on. where do you find the strength? we found the strength in a great leader and a governor, dan milloy who has been there all four days and beyond. at the vigil la
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